I am cleaning up a clients slow running PC, usual problem too many processes (57) and just hit a record 90 Critical objects using Adaware dialers loggers etc??
The client has updated Norton AV and has Adawre on his system but never used it. He also has AOL AGGGGGGHHHHH Anti Spyware obviously a complete waste on diskspace!!!!
Going through the processes one by one trying to identify which ones can go I found two LEXMARK processes left over from using an old Lexmark Printer. No Lexmark software is shown in the ADD REMOVE folder.
How do I remove these processes??
Will this involve Regedit?
I have not yet done a search for thes items, just found them in Task Manager.
Second problem looking in MSCONFIG there are several calls left over by Viruses such as Maxblast.exe and W.exe ?? Whilst I believe these viruses have now been removed how do I irradicate these Calls, this would be slowing down the startup.